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Literacy On Tour (Lit On Tour) is a consortium of organizations across the province of Ontario, which presents the International Festival of Authors’ touring programme, IFOA Ontario.

IFOA Ontario

IFOA Ontario began as an offshoot of IFOA, a registered Canadian non-profit charitable organization that presents an 11-day literary festival in Toronto each year. Now in its eighth year, IFOA Ontario partners with libraries, bookstores, universities and communities to present the best writers of contemporary literature across the province. Events include readings, interviews, lectures, round table discussions and public book signings, as well as a focus on bringing authors into the classroom for students of all ages through our Young Readers programme.



“It’s kind of a feather in our cap to get on the Ontario circuit. I think it’s a very nice addition to our sort of cultural reputation. These are world-class authors, internationally acclaimed authors, reading in Owen Sound, and not just one but four. It’s an exciting partnership.” 

- Hazel Lyder, The Downtown Bookstore, The Sun Times

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